Essential Oils and Alzheimer’s

For those looking for ways to ease, and even curb, the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, there are a variety of natural methods to choose from.  There’s limited research on the benefit of these methods, but many believe they are worth trying.   One of those methods is the use of essential oils.  Essential oils can be used to treat all [...]

Ben’s Story: Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Care, Part 2

For part one of Ben's Story CLICK HERE Lora thought back on the life they’d had so far.  They’d had their moments, sure, but it had mostly been a happy life.  They both loved their jobs and in their free time, they adventured as a family.  They’d go on hikes and Ben and the kids would splash in the lakes [...]

Meditation and Alzheimer’s Disease

Though there is currently no known cure for Alzheimer’s disease, there are several suggestions for helping to slow the progression of the disease. One of those suggestions is mediation.  How does meditation help slow Alzheimer’s disease? A recent study by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center divided 14 adults, aged 55-90, into two groups.  One group received regular care with no [...]

A Test that Could Spot Dementia Early

We know that dementia is growing in the United States.  And we also know that there is currently no cure for it.  But there may just be some ways to spot dementia early on and at least slow its progress.   One of those ways is by having people get routine eye tests. According to new research, dementia [...]

The 7 Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease, Part 1

There is still so much unknown about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.  We set up memory care facilities and assisted living residences, but we still struggle to find a cure for the disease that takes away our mind and memories.  In the face of so much unknown, it’s helpful to understand what little we can about Alzheimer’s disease.     Alzheimer’s [...]

13 Natural Ways to Lower Your Alzheimer’s Risk: Memory Care, Part 3

Alzheimer’s disease is a horrible and debilitating disease, affecting over 5 million Americans today.  The heartbreak and confusion that goes along with Alzheimer’s makes it a dreaded illness for all of us.   Though scientists haven’t been able to identify exactly what causes Alzheimer’s and, as of today, there is no known cure, there are some strategies that may help [...]

13 Natural Ways to Lower Your Alzheimer’s Risk: Memory Care, Part 2

Alzheimer’s disease is a horrible and debilitating disease, affecting over 5 million Americans today.  The heartbreak and confusion that goes along with Alzheimer’s makes it a dreaded illness for all of us.   Though scientists haven’t been able to identify exactly what causes Alzheimer’s and, as of today, there is no known cure, there are some strategies that may help [...]

13 Natural Ways to Lower Your Alzheimer’s Risk: Memory Care, Part 1

Alzheimer’s disease is a horrible and debilitating disease, affecting over 5 million Americans today.  The heartbreak and confusion that goes along with Alzheimer’s makes it a dreaded illness for all of us.   Though scientists haven’t been able to identify exactly what causes Alzheimer’s and, as of today, there is no known cure, there are some strategies that [...]

Memory Care: Loving and Losing our Grammy to Alzheimer’s

Her life demonstrated such calm, sacrifice, and love.  She was smart and dedicated. She was conservative in politics, but abundant in love for her family. There was nothing that she wouldn't do for the ones she loved. When her children had babies of their own, she was in the room with them, soothing and encouraging, cheering them on. [...]

Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s Disease: Memory Care and Senior Care

Alzheimer’s Disease is known as a family disease, because the stress of watching a loved one slowly decline is torturous for everyone involved.  Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s is a full-time job, and requires a lot of physical, mental, and emotional energy. That’s why it’s so important for those providing memory care to take care of themselves too. [...]